Since its original publication in , Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural. Delirious New York is a retroactive manifesto of Manhattan’s architectural enterprise: it untangles the theories, tactics and dissimulations that allowed New York’s. Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan is an engaging review of modern architecture and urbanism, setting a celebratory.

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Dec 28, Mike Polizzi rated it really liked it. Fueled by Koolhaas’ precise and colorful verbal descriptions, the book makes good use of historical The main thing I learned from this manlfesto is that architects have incredible freedom in establishing their own narratives. Apr 23, Maxim rated it really liked it. A classic masterpiece that every architect and New York City lover should read.

Yet, ‘Delirious New York’ is poetic, and consciously draws on metaphor unlike other works of history, yet is literal in the most faithful sense. However, much of the text is accessible and provides a powerful understanding of the ideas that fueled the growth of Manh Irreverently witty and thought provoking, Rem Koolhaas’s manifesto on Manhattanism is still a must read for architects, planners, and perhaps even landscape architects like myself.

They could again become perfect extrusions. Monday, 24 May Rem Koolhaas: The story of the construction of the Empire State Building justifies reading the entire book.

The book focuses on development of several landmark buildings on Manhattan, provides useful insights on “unplanned” process of development of NYC. So please keep update like this. Sometimes these articulated the rehroactive of the gestalt better than anything that made it through the wringer of fundraising and city bureaucracy. There are the architects of ‘the people’, or, practical city planners who know what’s good for the unwashed masses Le Corbusier, Mnahattan.


In Rem Koolhaas won the Pritzker Prize. Oct 13, Joel rated it really liked it.

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Delirious New York

Can you imagine if this dystopian scheme had materialised. Rem Koolhaas’ ‘Delirious New York’ is not merely a book on architecture, but an investigation into the psychology of what Koolhaas calls the ‘culture of congestion’ which served to influence ‘Manhattanism’—a philosophy to world-building which ushered the golden age of manjattan skyscraper.

Then, there are the planners of controlled chaos, those who wish to dazzle the masses with an technological onslaught of hyper-culture in a sublime effacement of nature Raymond Hood, who we may regard as a major proponent. To ask other readers questions about Delirious New Yorkplease sign up. Paperbackpages.

Rem definitely is a thinker. Since its original publication inDelirious New York has attained mythic status. Such is a large part of the modern condition, which on a daily basis, rides a roller coaster to work. Refresh and try again. Koolhaas describes Elisha Otis’ elevator exhibit near the turn of the century as ‘anticlimax as denouement’, where extreme disaster always looms, and the escape from it is part of daily life. View all 5 comments. Auf einem Fasching, bei dem die Architekten als ihre eigenen Wolkenkratzer auftreten, stellt eine Frau das “Basin-Girl” dar: Though he doesn’t see these hard facts as unimportant.


Delirious New York

His desire was to purify the city, and give its residents access to light and air. I am glad that I finally read it and finally finished itbut I don’t think it lived up to the hype. References to this book Another Modernity: Jun 02, Alex rated it did not like it Recommends deliroous for: Using Maxim Gorky’s reflections of Coney Island to typify the over-intellectualism s practical city planning, Koolhaas states, “Gorky’s disgust represents the modern intellectual’s dilemma: And he paints a wonderful picture of it at various historical and spatial stages.

NYC Junkies who already have the traditional version. Le Corbusier conquers, his main proponent embodied in the decrees of Robert Moses that would define the later half of the 20th century. Rem Koolhaas is an architect and writer whose style of glossy, heavily-illustrated art and architecture books have become the norm since their release in the s.